World Impressionism: The International Movement, 1860-1920

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A book on Impressionism, an art movement which although considered by many to be a French invention, is shown here to be a product of local and national influence at the end of the 19th century. The illustrations in this book have been assembled from museums and private collections worldwide.

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As this major contribution to art history shows, Impressionism was far more than a French movement that spread to other countries; rather, it was an approach to art adopted by artists of all nationalities who responded to light and atmospheric conditions, to landscape and cityscape, with an explosion of enthusiasm that was felt around the globe. 517 illustrations, 300 in full color, 10 1/4 x 12 3/4"

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Although we have come to think of Impressionism as a French style, it actually was an international movement that appeared in many parts of the world. In some instances it influenced the French style, in others it was inspired by the French artists, while in some countries it seems to have occurred as a spontaneous development of national traditions. In each country, the form that Impressionism took created national variations in style. The essays in this book are written by an impressive array of art historians, each a specialist in the country that is his or her subject: William H. Gerdts on America, Virginia Spate on Australia, Eleanor Tufts on Spain, Allessandra Comini on Scandinavia, Horst Uhr on Austria and Germany, to name a few. This beautiful, monumental, and extremely important book should be in all collections, as it will lead to further reexamination of the significance of Impressionism.
- Lynell A. Morr, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Lib., Sarasota, Fla.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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